Obituaries Archives for 2019-04

Annetta Kay Hoops, 76, Indianapolis

Annetta Kay Hoops, 76, of Indianapolis, passed away, Sunday, April 28, 2019 at Altenheim Nursing Home in Indianapolis.

 

Visitation will be from noon to 2pm, Friday, May 3, 2019 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN.

 

Arrangements have been entrusted to Murphy-Parks Funeral Services.

Ronnie L. Linville, 76, of Morristown

Ronnie L. Linville, 76, of Morristown passed away Monday, April 29, 2019 at Morristown Manor.

 

He was born May 27, 1942 in Rush County, the son of Sharon “S.E.” and Caroline Priscilla (Macy) Linville. On June 18, 1966, he married Sandra M. “Sandy” King, and she preceded him in death on February 3, 2018.

 

Ronnie is survived by his daughters, Beth Marie Linville and Carol Diane Linville, both of Shelbyville; brothers, Keith E. Linville and wife, Diane, and David E. Linville, both of Morristown, Paul E. Linville and wife, Karen, and William F. Linville, both of Arlington; sister, Violet L. Ramsey of Shelbyville; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to Sandy, Ronnie was preceded in death by his parents.

 

Ronnie was a 1960 graduate of Arlington High School. He received his bachelor’s degree in forestry from Purdue University.

 

He was a very active life-time member of the Little Blue River Friends Church. Ronnie served his church in many capacities such as being a door greeter, an usher and one very important job “the candy man” passing peppermints to everyone. He was also a Sunday school teacher, and Christian education and junior youth group leader. Ronnie and Sandy made learning the Bible both fun and interesting for the youth at Little Blue River Friends Church, by rewarding their efforts of memorizing the books of the Bible, with a wiener roast.

 

Ronnie also served on the Little Blue River Friends Cemetery board.

 

He was a true outdoorsman. Ronnie enjoyed raising rabbits, exploring the woods and fishing.

 

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 5, 2019 and from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Monday, May 6, 2019 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with Pastors Mike Linville and Markus Dennis officiating.

 

Interment will be at the Little Blue River Friends Cemetery in Rush County.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to The Gideon’s International, PO Box 452, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

 

Online condolences may be shared with Ronnie’s family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Juanita Delores Cassidy, 95, Indianapolis

Juanita Delores Cassidy, 95, of Indianapolis, passed away Thursday, April 25, 2019 at Heritage House of Shelbyville.

 

She was born January 29, 1924, in Maple Grove, Wisconsin, the daughter of Otto and Edith (Dick) Anderson. On August 13, 1947, she married William Cassidy, and he preceded her in death on July 14, 2006.

 

Juanita is survived by her daughters, Deborah Meadows and husband, Ron, of Birdseye, Linda Lewis and husband, Allen, of Fresno, California, and Sandra Cassidy of Indianapolis; five grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

 

In addition to William, Juanita was preceded in death by her parents. She was from a large family and was also preceded in death by 12 brothers and two sisters.

 

Juanita was a member of the Villa Baptist Church in Indianapolis.

 

She attended school in Rice Lake, Wisconsin.

 

Juanita retired from Herff Jones, with 25 years of service. She enjoyed her job as a machinist and never missed a single day of work.

 

She enjoyed working jigsaw puzzles, and was known as the “Puzzle Lady” at Heritage House.

 

Juanita made many friends at Heritage House and enjoyed their company.

 

Juanita also enjoyed playing bingo, dancing, and watching “Jeopardy” and “Wheel of Fortune”.

 

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Interment will be at Washington Park East in Indianapolis.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice of charity.

 

Online condolences may be shared with Juanita’s family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Nikolai Robert Fairweather

Nikolai Robert Fairweather passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at MHP Medical Center.

 

He was born October 12, 2018 in Shelbyville, to Robert B. Fairweather and Stephanie F. Gabbard.

 

Nikolai is survived by his parents, brothers, Sebastian Fairweather, and Tristian Euell; sister, Kailee Bergan; maternal grandmother, Alberta Gabbard, and paternal grandmother, Geri Kolk; aunts, Christy Hardy, Amber Raisor, April Rickleman, Stacy Gabbard, Catherine Schmidt, Desirae Kolk, and Michelle Mueller.

 

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Steven Gabbard, and paternal grandfather, Bruce Fairweather.

  

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 2, 2019 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services, 703 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will follow at 5 p.m. at the funeral home with Reverend Brandon Sutton officiating. 

 

The family extends their sincere thanks for the prayers and support during this time.

 

“Mommy and Daddy love you to the moon and back, Niko!”

 

Funeral Directors, Greg, Sheila, and Stuart Parks are honored to serve Nikolai’s family.

 

Online condolences may be shared at www.murphyparks.com.

 

Amanda Elaine Jones, 32, Shelbyville

Amanda Elaine Jones, 32, of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2019 at MHP Medical Center.

 

She was born September 22, 1986 in Indianapolis.

 

Amanda is survived by her mother, Deborah Ann (Casmire) Jones, her siblings, Ronnie Jones, Christeine Jones, Donald Jones, Jennifer Davis, Donald Davis, and Joshua Jones, all of Shelbyville; her Aunt Paulette Tinth of Indianapolis, 2 uncles and several nieces and nephews.

 

Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services, 703 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will at 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home. 

 

Burial will be in Miller Cemetery.

 

The family sends their sincere thanks for all the prayers and support.

 

Funeral Directors, Greg, Sheila, and Stuart Parks are honored to conduct the services for Amanda and her family.

 

Online condolences may be shared at www.murphyparks.com.

Randy D. (Rango) Tungate, 69, Shelbyville

Randy D. (Rango) Tungate, 69, of Shelbyville passed away Saturday April 20, 2019, at Hancock Regional Hospital in Greenfield, Indiana.

 

He was born November 18, 1949, in Shelbyville, Indiana, the eldest son of Hurchel and Carol (Wiley) Tungate.

 

Randy married Teresa Havens on September 18, 1972 at the First Baptist Church of Shelbyville and she survives. Other survivors include his son Jason D. Tungate and wife Amy of Shelbyville; his daughters Juliana M. McQueen and husband Corbin of Franklin County IN; and Jessica R. Tungate of Shelbyville; sisters Lisa E.Tillision, husband Michael of Santee, SC; Anna L. Tungate of Shelbyville. He was preceded in death by both parents and his brother Dennis W. Tungate.

 

Mr. Tungate was a lifelong Shelbyville resident. He was a member of the B.S.A. achieving rank of Cub Scout to Explorer Scout. Upon graduation from Shelbyville High School he then entered the United States Air Force and was an Air Cargo Specialist serving in Viet Nam.

 

Upon separation from the military he attended Ivy Tech where he studied photography.

 

Mr. Tungate was employed by the Shelbyville Police Department as a dispatch operator and reserve patrolman. He also worked for the local radio station WSVL as a disc jockey on FM 97.1 as “Randy Tune”.

 

He was employed with the Federal Government at Naval Avionics Center in Indianapolis.

 

For a short period he, his wife and family owned and operated the Grapevine Café, a local Shelbyville eatery and boutique.

 

Mr. Tungate was a member of the Indiana Rifle Association, N.R.A., The Viet Nam Veterans, The American Legion and First Baptist Church of Shelbyville.

 

Randy had much joy with his life and with the world.  He loved his children, was proud of their lives and accomplishments. He was a gun enthusiast, enjoyed guitar, writing songs and poetry.

He shared appreciation for the arts with his wife, Teresa; herself an artist.

 

There will be no visitation.

 

Private family services will be observed. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Services have been entrusted to Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

He has a niche in the columbarium located at Forest Hill Cemetery, Shelbyville.

 

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions should be made to the Shelby County Historical Society.

Online condolences may be shared with Randy’s family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com

Robert John "Bob" Schreiner, 94, Shelbyville

Robert John “Bob” Schreiner, 94, of Shelbyville passed away Sunday, April 21, 2019 at his home.

 

He was born February 15, 1925, in Indianapolis, the son of Ralph and Esther (Mabee) Schreiner. In 1945, he married Virginia Connors, and she preceded him in death in 1976. He married Norma J. (Brancamp) Kreinhop on October 8, 1977, and she survives.

 

In addition to Norma, Bob is survived by his son, Michael J. Schreiner and wife, Brenda, of Shelbyville; daughter, Diane Seitz and husband, Larry, of Switz City; grandchildren, Christopher Schreiner and wife, Melissa, Heather Bounds and husband, Dan, Marcus Seitz, and Tammy Sturgeon and husband, Doug; and several nieces and nephews.

 

He was also preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Barbara Bowers.

Bob was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving during World War II and the Korean War.

 

He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

 

Bob was a plumber with Union Local No. 440 in Indianapolis, from 1950 to 1987.

 

He was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in St. James City, Florida, and Eagles Aerie Lodge No. 766 and Moose Lodge No. 2118.

 

Bob enjoyed fishing and hunting. He also enjoyed dancing with Norma.

 

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 25, 2019 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville, with the rosary recited at 3:30 p.m.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday, April 26, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 125 E. Broadway St. in Shelbyville, with Fathers Bill Ernstes and Mike Keucher officiating.

 

Interment will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Nashville, Indiana.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of Shelby County, PO Box 844, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176, the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Indiana Chapter, 50 E. 91st St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, Indiana 46240 or the American Diabetes Association, 8604 Alisonville Road, Suite 140, Indianapolis, Indiana 46250.

 

Online condolences may be shared with Bob’s family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Charles 'Michael' Phillips, 60, Shelbyville,

Charles ‘Michael’ Phillips, 60, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.

 

 He was born June 15, 1958, in Shelbyville, to Charles R. Phillips and Barbara (Ramsey) Macklin.

 

He married Shirley Sinclair on December 12, 2012, and she survives.

 

Michael is survived by his sons, Jason Phillips of Rushville; Thomas (Alana) Phillips of St. Paul; Josh (Melissa) Lockridge; and Wayne (Linda) Sinclair; daughter, Kristy (Aaron) Sinclair, all of Shelbyville; sisters, Lori Golden of Shelbyville; Linda (Robert) Smith of Rushville; and Michelle Sams of Indianapolis; brothers, Larry Phillips; Chris (Carrie) Macklin; and Ronnie Lee McDuffy, all of Shelbyville; 12 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  

  

He was preceded in death by his parents, step-father, Bobby Macklin; Grandma Jannie Macklin; and sisters, Kathy Phillips and Lisa Phillips.

 

He graduated from Rushville High School.  Michael was employed at Mathies Landscaping for 18 years. His most precious times were spent with his family.

      

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, April 22, 2019 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services, 703 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at the funeral home with Reverend Zack Korff officiating. 

 

Burial will be in Manilla Cemetery.

 

Funeral Directors, Greg, Sheila, and Stuart Parks are honored to serve the Phillips family.

 

Online condolences may be shared at www.murphyparks.com.

Eva L. Spurling Butler, 88, Shelbyville

Eva L. Spurling Butler, 88, of Shelbyville passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at Ashford Place Health Campus in Shelbyville.

 

She was born August 15, 1930, in Campbellsville, Kentucky, the daughter of Onie Hunt and Sylvia (Newton) Hunt Smith. On December 21, 1946, she married Aften “Burr” Spurling, and he preceded her in death on August 5, 1989. Later she married Owen Kenneth Butler on August 17, 2002, and he preceded her in death on December 14, 2012.

 

Eva is survived by her children, Larry Spurling and wife, Sylvia, of Shelbyville, Linda Harmon and husband, Dennis, of Greensburg, Mary Kay Hallman and husband, Michael, of Redmond, Washington, and Stephen Butler and wife, Tamara, of St. Charles, Missouri; brother, William D. Smith and wife, Janet, of Cumberland; grandchildren, Kristin Parker, Alison Sabino and husband, Keith, Amanda Harmon and fiancé, Daniel Hobbs, Nathan Harmon and wife, Krista, Jordan Carmony and wife, LaTasha, Jennifer Hallman-Luhn and husband, Derek, Rebecca Hallman, and Timothy Butler; brother-in-law, Earl Spurling of Morristown; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

 

She was also preceded in death by her parents; her step-father who raised her, Dewey Smith; children, Lisa Marie Carmony and Charles Butler; and sisters, Ravenna Davis and Norma Cull.

Eva attended Arlington and Morristown High Schools.

 

She was a 65-year member of Lewis Creek Baptist Church, where she had formerly taught children’s Sunday school.

 

Eva retired from Cunningham Gardens, with 32 years of service.

 

She enjoyed playing euchre, country music and watching Indiana University basketball games.

Eva loved her family and enjoyed attending events in which they participated. She would always say “Now You Be Careful” to her children and grandchildren. Eva was very famous for her noodle making, and passed it on to her daughter-in-law and great-grandchildren.

 

Visitation will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at Lewis Creek Baptist Church, 1400 E 600 S, Waldron, Indiana.

 

Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church.

 

Interment will be at Lewis Creek Cemetery in Shelby County.

 

Services have been entrusted to Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 3500 DePauw Boulevard, Suite 1040, Indianapolis, Indiana 46268 or Lewis Creek Cemetery, in care of the funeral home.

 

Online condolences may be shared with Eva’s family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.   

Helen L. (Shaw) Allsup, 60, formerly of Shelbyville

Helen L. (Shaw) Allsup, 60, formerly of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at her residence in New Castle.

 

She was born May 10, 1958 in Franklin, IN to Kenneth and Agatha (Douglas) Shaw.

 

She married Rob Allsup and he preceded her in death on April 4, 2017.

 

Helen is survived by her daughter, April Jacobs (Matthew Patterson); son, Brandon Jacobs; grandchild, Jenny Patterson; sisters, Sheila (Lloyd) Kemble; Mary Callahan (Brian); and Sandra Kaster, (Jeff); brother, Lincoln Shaw; sister, Allison Shaw; and several nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

 

Helen graduated from Waldron High School in 1976.  She loved to play bingo, watch movies and drink coffee.

 

Visitation will be from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services, 703 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will follow at 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home with Reverend Lloyd Kemble officiating.

 

Burial will be in Lewis Creek Cemetery.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Helen Allsup Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home.

 

Funeral Directors, Greg, Sheila, and Stuart Parks are honored to serve the Allsup family.

 

Online condolences may be shared at www.murphyparks.com.

Ronald J. "Ron" Meltzer, 63, Shelbyville

Ronald J. “Ron” Meltzer, 63, of Shelbyville passed away Sunday, April 14, 2019 at his home.

 

He was born June 2, 1955, in Shelbyville, the son of Thomas Riley and Patricia “Joan” (Spurlin) Meltzer.

 

Ron is survived by his brothers, Gary Meltzer and wife, Susan, of Avon, and James Meltzer and wife, Janey, of Falmouth; sister, Sharon Rounds and husband, Howard “Joe”, of Lafayette; and six nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

Ron was a 1973 graduate of Shelbyville High School.

 

He attended St. Joseph Catholic Church.

 

Ron retired as a merchandiser for Pepsico, with 27 years of service.

 

Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 18, 2019 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with Father Paul Landwerlen officiating.

 

Interment will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Shelbyville.

 

Online condolences may be shared with Ron’s family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

John R. Stieneker, 77, Shelbyville

John R. Stieneker, 77, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, April 14, 2019 at St. Francis Hospital.

 

He was born January 5, 1942 in Huntingburg, IN. to Russell W. and Dorothea M. (Eckstein) Stieneker.

 

He married Karen S. Hirschauer on April 18, 1960, and she survives.

 

He is also survived by his son, Troy D. Stieneker (Jill); daughter, Laura Stieneker-Taylor (Bill), all of Shelbyville; grandsons, Dustin Stieneker, of Oregon; Tyler Stieneker, of Greenwood; Granddaughter, Lucy Ann Furiak, of Shelbyville; great-granddaughter, Emery Jean Stieneker; brothers, Phillip Stieneker (Billie); Joseph Stieneker (Ann); sister, Catherine Creel, all of Shelbyville; beloved Aunt Loretta Eckstein, of Shelbyville; numerous nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog, Ruby.

  

John was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.  He was a lifetime member of the ATA and Knights of Columbus Council 822, and a member of the 4th degree Vincent Bacquelin Assembly #2693.

 

He graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1959. In 1961, he joined Local 73, which is now Local 440, Plumbers and Steam Fitters of the United States and Canada. He then completed instructor training at Purdue University and became an instructor for Local 440 Apprenticeship Program of Plumbers and Steam Fitters.    He was a business agent for Local 440 until his retirement in 2004.  He had been an active member of Local 440 for 58 years.

 

John was director of the Columbus Gun Club.  He was also a proctor for the State of Indiana for the Plumbing Commission.  John received the Sagamore of the Wabash award in 2003.

 

He was an avid outdoorsman.  He and his dogs were the neighborhood watchmen, as well as the neighborhood characters.  He was an accomplished trap shooter.  He was also active in the Shelby County Democratic Party.

  

Visitation will be Wednesday, April 17, 2019 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.  The rosary will be recited at 3:30 p.m.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 125 E. Broadway Street, Shelbyville, with Father Mike Keucher officiating.

 

Burial will be in St. Vincent Cemetery.

 

Memorial contributions may be given to Shelby County Habitat for Humanity, P O Box 274, Shelbyville, IN. 46176 or Shelby Senior Services, 1504 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN. 46176.

 

Funeral Directors, Greg, Sheila, and Stuart Parks are honored to serve the Stieneker family.

 

Online condolences may be shared at www.murphyparks.com.

Nancy Jo "Nan" Wimmer, 72, Shelbyville

Nancy Jo “Nan” Wimmer, 72, of Shelbyville passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at Aperion Waldron Health and Rehab in Waldron.

 

She was born December 2, 1946 in Rushville, the daughter of Joseph Gale and Betha LaVonne (Platt) Wimmer.

 

Nan is survived by her daughters, whom she was very proud of Morgan Nastav and husband, Eric, of Flat Rock, and Blair Stevens and husband, Derek, of Moores Hill; brothers, Tom Wimmer and wife, Dodie, of Noblesville, and David Wimmer and wife, Mary, of Brownstown; grandson, Beau Stevens; and best friend and “adopted sister”, Pat Trefun.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents.

 

Nan graduated in 1965 from Southwestern High School and attended Ball State University and Indiana State University.

 

She was an artist and enjoyed painting with watercolors. Nan had paintings on display locally and globally in Argentina, Brazil and Germany.

 

Nan was a member of the Shelby County Arts Council and the Southeastern Indiana Art Guild. She formerly taught watercolor at Shelby Senior Services and the Art Center.

 

Nan survived three open heart surgeries, with the first being an experimental procedure in 1959. For this and for the care she received throughout her life, she gives special thanks to her physicians, Dr. Shumaker, Dr. Brown and Dr. Vieira.

 

A celebration of Nan’s life will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 27, 2019 at The Rendezvous, 38 E. Washington St. in Shelbyville.

 

Services have been entrusted to Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to ShelbyGo, 1504 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176 or Shelby Arts Alliance, PO Box 944, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

 

Online condolences may be shared with Nan’s family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Helen H. Gardner, 90, Boggstown

Helen H. Gardner, 90, of Boggstown, died Saturday, April 13, 2019, at Franciscan Health Indianapolis.

 

Born May 23, 1928, in Sugar Creek Township, she was the daughter of Harry H. Holton and Loma E. (Hoop) Holton. She married George D. Gardner on August 12, 1950, and he preceded her in death on November 4, 2007.

 

Survivors include one son, Kenneth D. (Ann) Gardner; one daughter, D. Gaye (Larry) Mullins of Celina, TN; three grandchildren, Donald W. (Alicia) Garver, Michael T. Gardner, and Michele L. Gardner; and three great-granddaughters, Lucille Hope Garver, Savannah A. Draher, and Caroline L. Draher.

 

She was also preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Mary Carolyn Livingston.

 

Mrs. Gardner, a lifelong Shelby County resident, farmed with her husband and was a tax preparer for several years. She graduated from Boggstown High School and attended Indiana University. She was a member of the Boggstown Presbyterian Church and the Joseph Boggs Society for Historical Preservation.

 

Graveside services will be at 2pm on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 in the Boggstown Cemetery in Boggstown.

 

No visitation will be observed. Freeman Family Funeral Homes, 819 S. Harrison St. Shelbyville, IN, is handling the arrangements.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Boggstown Cemetery Association, 6296 W 400 N Fairland, IN 46126; Boggstown Presbyterian Church, 2488 N Sand Creek Rd Boggstown, IN 46110; or Joseph Boggs Society for Historical Preservation, 2616 N Sand Creek Rd Boggstown, IN 46110.

 

Online condolences may be shared with the Gardner family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Myra E. Owens, 62, Morristown

Myra E. Owens, 62, of Morristown passed away Saturday, April 13, 2019 at her home.

 

She was born April 8, 1957, in Shelbyville, the daughter of William and Phyllis (Thie) Miller.

Myra is survived by her mother of Morristown; son, Jerrod Owens of Shelbyville; brothers, Bob Miller and John Miller, both of Morristown; sisters, Carmalie Seitz of Depauw, Marleen Miller of Morristown, and Ann Miller of Montgomery, Alabama; grandchildren, Kenya, Shane, Joshua, Izabel and Hazel; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her father.

 

Myra was a 1975 graduate of Eastern Hancock High School.

 

She was a member of Morristown Methodist Church.

 

Myra retired from Freudenburg NOK, with 30 years of service. After retirement, she worked at Plastic Moldings for over 10 years, retiring in 2018.

 

She was also a member of the Morristown American Legion Auxiliary.

 

Myra was an avid reader, enjoying novels by James Patterson and Danielle Steel.

 

She cherished her grandchildren and loved to spend time with them.

Myra was also preceded in death her dog, Baron.

 

Services will be announced at a later date.

 

Services have been entrusted to Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Myra Owens Memorial Fund, in care of the funeral home.

 

Online condolences may be shared with Myra’s family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

John William Schoentrup, 83, Shelbyville

John William Schoentrup, 83, of Shelbyville passed away Monday, April 8, 2019 at Heritage House of Shelbyville.

 

He was born December 16, 1935, in Shelby County, the son of Aloysius and Gertrude (Gosch) Schoentrup. On June 29, 1957, he married his wife of 61 years, Judith (Hiser), and she survives.

In addition to Judy, John is survived by his son, John R. Schoentrup and wife, Sandra, of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Anthony Schoentrup and Sara Schoentrup; exchange students which became like family, Mette Videcrantz of Denmark and Kerstin Voight-Weinhold of Germany; and several nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Richard Schoentrup and Aloysius Schoentrup Jr.; and sisters, Florence Ann Wisker and Katherine Wertz.

 

John graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1953.

 

He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

 

John co-owned and operated ADA Feed and Grain, for over 50 years.

 

He was an active charter member of the Blue River Lions Club.

 

Visitation will be from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 12, 2019 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville, with the rosary recited at 4 p.m.

 

Funeral services will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, with Father Mike Keucher officiating.

 

Inurnment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery at a later date.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Blue River Lions Club, 8025 SCR 250W, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

 

Online condolences may be shared with John’s family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.   

Elliot Sean Geddie, Greenwood

Elliot Sean Geddie, of Greenwood passed away Friday, April 5, 2019 at Community Hospital South in Greenwood.

 

Elliot was the son of Samuel Grant and Melissa Ann (Callahan) Geddie of Greenwood.

 

He is also survived by maternal grandparents, Brent and Rose Callahan of Manilla; paternal grandparents, Joy and Ted Reese of Indianapolis, and Sam and Jennie Geddie, of Texas; maternal great-grandparents, Bonnie and Ron Abrams of Shelbyville; paternal great-grandparents, David and Alice Noebel of Prescott, Arizona; aunts and uncles, Joe Callahan of Bloomington, Kyle Callahan of Manilla, Brad and Samantha Callahan of Arlington, Amanda and Jeff Caesar of Indianapolis, Annie and Luke Ewing of Los Angeles, California, Luke Geddie of Indianapolis, Matt Geddie of Denver, Colorado, Rachel and Evan Theimann of Raleigh, North Carolina, and Chad Geddie and Kyle Geddie, both of Dallas, Texas; and lots of loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

 

Elliot Sean was preceded in death by his uncle, Sean Callahan; maternal great-grandparents, Tim Callahan, and Henry and Edith Smith; and paternal great-grandparents, Bonner and Evangeline Geddie.

 

Private graveside services will be conducted.

 

Services have been entrusted to Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Online condolences may be shared with Elliot’s family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Gene C. Van Cleve, 83, Shelbyville

Gene C. Van Cleve, 83, of Shelbyville, passed away, Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at Cypress Run in Morristown.

 

He was born March 4, 1936 in Shelbyville, to Edmund C. and Florence “Pat” (Phares) Van Cleve

 

He is survived by his high school sweetheart, Marilyn J. (Kelsay) Van Cleve, whom he married on March 1, 1957.

 

Mr. Van Cleve is also survived by his daughters, Debby McLeod of Shelbyville, and Kathy Taylor (Lanny) of Shelby County; son, Bruce Van Cleve (Amy) of Houston, TX; grandchildren, Abbey Taylor Hankins (Tyler); Ian McLeod (Camaron); and Tori Van Cleve; great-grandchild, Paisley McLeod and another great-grandchild expected in October; brother Dr. Stephen Van Cleve (Chris); and several nieces and nephews.

  

He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant sister, and his grandson, Zachary Taylor.

   

Mr. Van Cleve graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1954 and from General Motors Institute in 1958.

  

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church.  He was a mechanical engineer and retired from Allison Gas Turbine after 39 years of service, which allowed him to travel all over the world.

  

He enjoyed fishing, woodworking, and all aspects of sprint car racing.  His most precious times were traveling with his wife and spending time with his family.

  

Visitation will be 10 a.m. to Noon, Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services, 703 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will follow at Noon at the funeral home with Reverend Mark Morningstar officiating.

 

Burial will be in Lewis Creek Cemetery.

 

Memorial donations may be made to Riley Hospital for Children, 705 Riley Hospital Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46202 or Wounded Warrior Project, P O Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675

 

Funeral Directors, Greg, Sheila, and Stuart Parks are honored to serve the Van Cleve family.

 

Online condolences may be shared at www.murphyparks.com.

Betty Lou Stocklin, 80, Indianapolis

Betty Lou Stocklin (née French), 80, of Indianapolis “checked out” (Betty’s pet expression) early Thursday morning on April 4, 2019 in Shelbyville.

She was born in Rushville on April 13, 1938 and grew up in Manilla where she married Howard Stocklin in 1954. They had one son, who survives, Rex (Suzanne) Stocklin of Portland, Oregon.

She lived the majority of her life on Indy’s Eastside and worked for 50+ years as a hairdresser, having graduated from The House of James Beauty College. Her tough love, big heart, honesty, bravery and humor touched many and its absence cannot be understated.

She was also survived by her sisters, Sue Clements of Shelbyville and Ann (Jim) Graf of Barstow, California; and nieces and nephews: Gerald (Cathy) Clements, Don Clements, Jan (Murray) Alford, Trina Clements and Matthew Tedlock. She was preceded in death by parents Cary and Virginia Ruth (Owens) French; aunt and uncle, Mary Lou and George Garver; infant sister Rosemary Powell and brother-in-law, Buddy Clements.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Saturday, April 13 from 2-5pm at Maxim Events, 420 Eastern Ave., Shelbyville. 

Memorial contributions may be made by mail to The Wheeler Mission, 205 East New York Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204, or online at: https://wheelermission.org/donate-to-wheeler/

Friends may share a memory or a condolence at www.erleweinmortuary.com.

Arrangements are being handled by Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory in Greenfield.

George E. Lee, 88, Morristown

George E. Lee, 88, of Morristown passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at Arbor Grove Village in Greensburg.

 

He was born February 5, 1931, in Morristown, the son of Joseph and Ruth (Hargrove) Lee. He married Faye E. (Miller) Lee on September 2, 1967, and she preceded him in death on July 5, 2015.

George is survived by his sister, Mary Jo Reno of Rushville; sister-in-law, Zona Lee of Morristown; and several nieces and nephews.

 

In addition to Faye, George was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Thomas Lee, Bill Lee and Bob Lee; sisters, Marjorie Matthews, Betty Newkirk, Caroline Lee and Bonnie Berry.

He graduated from Morristown High School in 1949

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George was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Korean Conflict. He worked in radio communications, while stationed in Alaska.

 

He was a past member of American Legion Post No. 102.

 

George did upholstery work in Rushville. He retired from Chrysler in Indianapolis.

 

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Frazier Chapel, 124 E. North St. in Morristown.

 

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with Bill Farmer officiating.

 

Interment will be at Asbury Cemetery in Morristown, with military graveside rites conducted by the local military committee.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Morristown Alumni Association, PO Box 327, Morristown, Indiana 46161.

 

Online condolences may be shared with George’s family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Estolle Thralls Gross, 94, Columbus

Estolle Thralls Gross (94) of Columbus, IN passed away on April 3, 2019.

 

Wife of the late Charles J. Gross, Jr. and sister of the late Betty Lou Randall (Maurice). She is survived by her daughter Madalene Roberts, her son Charles III (Diane) and grandchildren Erin and Charles IV.

 

Estolle was born October 26, 1924 in Shelbyville, IN. She was married to the late Charles J. Gross Jr. on April 18, 1959 and moved to Philadelphia. Estolle graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1943. She attended the University of Kentucky and B of xx for Medical Technology (MT). As an MT, she worked for the US Government during World War II and the Korean War at Camp Atterbury and the VA hospital in Durham, N.C.. She was the Education Coordinator at Fitzgerald Mercy Hospital School of Medical Technology, a faculty member at Thomas Jefferson University and Temple University. And taught master courses in Parasitology at Southeastern Massachusetts. Upon returning back to Indiana, she worked in the lab at Shelbyville Hospital and Columbus Regional Hospital and also took blood gases on horses at the Indian Downs Racetrack. She has given numerous workshops on parasitology and helped write the Standards for the NACCLS on parasites and blood parasites.

 

Estolle was active in many associations including the PSMT/PSCLS, Girl Scouts for over 60 years, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Shelbyville Historical Society. She worked as a substitute teacher for Columbus area schools and volunteered at the First Baptist Church of Columbus and the McDowell literacy/ESL program. She loved to travel and visited many countries including New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Europe, Tibet, and China. Her favorite country was Thailand where she visited and worked at the Kwai River Christian Hospital, McCormick Hospital and the School of Nursing in Chiangmai setting up labs for malaria/parasitology and teaching English.

 

Her hobbies included scrimshaw, knitting, playing the piano and organ, and teaching children. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

 

Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Monday, April 8, 2019 at First Baptist Church, 3300 Fairlawn Drive in Columbus.

 

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the church, with Dr. Daniel Cash officiating.

Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville.

 

Services have been entrusted to Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 3300 Fairlawn Drive, Columbus, Indiana or McDowell Education Center, 2700 McKinley Avenue, Columbus, Indiana 47201.

 

Online condolences may be shared with Estolle’s family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Ree Jean Frazee, 88, Waldron

Ree Jean Frazee, 88, of Waldron passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at Ashford Place Health Campus in Shelbyville.

 

She was born June 15, 1930, in Shelbyville, the daughter of George Jr. and Edna (Ford) Dow. On May 6, 1951, she married Ray D. Frazee, and he preceded her in death on October 5, 2014.

 

Ree Jean is survived by her sons, Steven R. Frazee of Waldron, and Mark D. Frazee and wife, Catherine, of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Kira D. Thomas, Sirena L. Shouse, Benihiah J. Frazee, David R. Frazee, Jacob M. Frazee, John C. Frazee, Amanda E. Frazee and Katherine S. Frazee; great-grandchildren, Hannah Shouse, Alyssa Shouse, Hudson Shouse, Gracelyn R. Thomas, Elana Frazee and Titus Frazee; and cousin, Earl Lambert of Rushville.

 

In addition to Ray, Ree Jean was preceded in death by her parents; and cousin, James Lambert.

Ree Jean graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1948 and the Methodist School of Nursing in 1950.

 

She was a registered nurse at Heritage House Convalescent Center and Methodist Hospital. Ree Jean retired from nursing in 1992, after 22 years of service in Dr. Tower’s office.

 

Ree Jean loved animals and farming with Ray.

 

A Gathering of Friends will be from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

A Celebration of Ree Jean’s life will be at noon at the funeral home.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shelbyville-Shelby County Animal Shelter, 705 Hale Road, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176 or Riley’s Children Foundation, 30 South Meridian St., Suite 200, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204.

 

Online condolences may be shared with Ree Jean’s family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

John Wayne Mohney, 94, Shelbyville

John Wayne Mohney, 94, of Shelbyville, passed away, Monday, April 1, 2019 at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.

 

He was born April 30, 1924, in Medford, Oklahoma to John C. and Floy (Ruth) Mohney.

 

He married Marjorie (Lowen) Mohney on May 4, 1947 and she survives.

  

John is also survived by his daughters, Connie (John) Phares and Kathy (William) Potter; daughter-in-law, Chris Mohney; grandchildren, Michelle (Gary) Nolley, Toby Conlon, Travis (Jennifer) Conlon, Michael (Mandi) Eaton, Benjamin (Michele) Mohney, Tasha (Neal) Danner Hevel, Tim (Amy) Mohney, Stacy Carlyle, Jennifer (Justin) Klopotek and Joseph Mohney, 17 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, 1 brother, and 3 sisters.

  

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Daniel Wayne Mohney; 2 brothers and 1 sister.

 

John was a graduate of South Haven High School in Kansas.  He was a longtime member and Elder at First Christian Church of Shelbyville and a lifetime member of the American Legion.

 

He enjoyed keeping in contact with other veterans that he served with while in the Navy during WWII.  He also enjoyed camping, fishing, and traveling.

 

His most precious memories were made while spending time with his family and his wife of almost 72 years.

 

Private services with military honors will be observed at a later date.

 

Memorial donations may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 E. 17th Street,

Columbus, IN 47201 or the Cancer Association of Shelby County, P O Box 844, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral Directors, Greg, Sheila, and Stuart Parks are honored to serve the Mohney family.

 

Online condolences may be shared at www.murphyparks.com.

Richard F. "Dick" McVey, 94, Waldron

Richard F. “Dick” McVey, 94, of Waldron passed away Friday, March 29, 2019 at Aperion Care of Waldron.

 

He was born January 24, 1925, in Shelby County. He married Ann Neeb, and she survives.

In addition to Ann, Dick is survived by his daughter-in-law, Rebecca Jo “Becky Jo” (Aulby) McVey of St. Paul; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

Dick was preceded in death by his parents; son, Richard Max McVey; and several brothers and sisters.

 

He was graduated in 1943 from Waldron High School.

 

Dick was a member of Waldron Baptist Church.

 

He was formerly a farmer, owned a gas station in Waldron, and was custodian at the Waldron High School.  Dick was also a former member of the Waldron Volunteer Fire Department, where he had served as chief.

 

He participated in Future Farmers of America with his son.

 

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 4, 2019 at Waldron Baptist Church, 112 Grant St. in Waldron.

 

Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the church, with Pastor Jason Beasley officiating.

Inurnment will be at Van Pelt Cemetery at a later date.

 

Services have been entrusted to Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

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